One of the greatest things to come of last year’s model of Galaxy S device was that it featured an IP 67 rating. That means the device could be submerged in up to three feet of water for 30 minutes. The latest news suggests that the Galaxy S6 won’t follow suit with the Galaxy S5.
According to WebTrek, the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will not feature the same certification, instead there will be a specific model to take on what water brings. They suggest that in order to keep costs down, Samsung will employ a Galaxy S6 Active model, just as they have done in the past with the Galaxy S4.
This move will lead to higher profit margins for the upcoming Galaxy S device and will allow consumers who want the extra protection, to buy the Active. It is unknown if the Active will debut alongside the Galaxy S6 at MWC or if it will come later in the year.
This is disappointing to many as one of the highlight features on the Galaxy S5 was that it came waterproof. What’s your take on this? Do you think that all phones should be waterproof or should it be left up specific “Active” models. Let us know!